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Aucuba japonica ''green dwarf''

Japanese Aucuba

Plant Type:


Aucuba japonica "green dwarf" (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – This dwarf glossy green-foliaged form develops a growth habit about one-half as large as its brethren but is lush and broad. "Green dwarf" is a female selection with plump bright red and abundant fruits. A rooted cutting came to us from Professor Jonathan Lehrer from a mature plant that topped-off at 5’ in his neighborhood on Long Island, New York. "Green dwarf" may perhaps grow larger in the south but, nevertheless, will still be more compact than its full-sized bigger siblings. Spring planting would be wise unless to be pot grown in a conservatory.


2-4 ft


2-4 ft
Item Description Price  
AUJAGRED Aucuba japonica "green dwarf" (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Aucuba japonica ''green dwarf''

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade
  • Shade


  • Massing
  • Foundation
  • Border
  • Specimen
  • Potted Plant
  • Shrub Border
  • Foliage
  • Greenhouse / Alpine House
  • Hedge
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Hedgerow
  • Evergreen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Organic


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Aucuba

The Japanese Aucuba now comes in many different forms. They are very useful broadleaf evergreens where they can be grown making beautiful hedges, components in foundation gardens or in mixed company. They prefer siting in dappled to fully open shade but can tolerate some morning sun. Winter shade is a basic need for healthier looking foliage; winter sun can wash out foliage making the leaves look sickly. All Aucubas prefer fertile draining soil with added organic matter. They can tolerate some drought once established. All of the following cultivars are cutting grown.